Following Disco Elysium Page 7

  • Humperfunk 5 Apr 2021 14:49:42 8,532 posts
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    Yeah I'm nearing the end of the third day and PS5 says I've put in 18 hours. Compelling is definitely the right word!
  • mothercruncher 5 Apr 2021 16:05:08 19,126 posts
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    I like it a lot, but I don’t have words to adequately describe how much I despise the control scheme.
  • Decks 5 Apr 2021 16:42:38 29,411 posts
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    What do you actually do in it? I've bought it but haven't switched it on yet as I can't stop play Subnautica. Been trying to avoid finding out too much about it but is it just walking about talking to people or is there more to it than that?
  • Your-Mother 5 Apr 2021 16:56:39 7,276 posts
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    It's a quasi old school RPG minus combat plus point and click sensibilities crossed with beat poetry and Hunter S Thompson.
  • Decks 5 Apr 2021 17:14:01 29,411 posts
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    I see. So kind of like Uno?
  • mothercruncher 5 Apr 2021 17:16:08 19,126 posts
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    Walking and talking, very clumsily but very stylishly.
  • challenge_hanukkah 5 Apr 2021 17:21:47 14,085 posts
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    I was hoping the Final Cut update was going to add platforming and an armour spawning mechanic like in Doom Eternal.
  • Your-Mother 5 Apr 2021 17:27:30 7,276 posts
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    The first mission involves you finding your trousers.
  • challenge_hanukkah 5 Apr 2021 17:28:10 14,085 posts
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    It's very relatable.
  • PazJohnMitch 5 Apr 2021 17:34:06 16,858 posts
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    Just started it. Took me a good 5 minutes to figure out how to interact with anything.

    Guessing I will get a skill point once I have earned 100 experience points?
  • mothercruncher 5 Apr 2021 17:35:05 19,126 posts
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    Yep, but I couldn’t find how the hell I then used it in the dog’s dinner of the interface.
  • DakeyrasUK 5 Apr 2021 17:48:37 5,045 posts
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    I started a couple of nights ago, got as far as chatting to the little scrote out back throwing stones. Damn I found myself wishing I had more freedom to regret my actions dealing with him!

    Was a good first couple of hours, will probably put a few more in this evening.
  • andy10 6 Apr 2021 08:26:34 336 posts
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    Absolutely loving this game and can't remember the last time I was this engrossed in a story. I love the way you're given so many threads to investigate but it's up to you to prioritise them.

    Only on day 3 but going to have to put this down for a while until the incoming patch. I've run into a couple of quest-breaking bugs in the second area (one object that can't be interacted with at all; another where some time passes and the object should be interactable again with new info but isn't).

    Also: loading screens say you can use skill points to unlock new slots in the thought cabinet but I can't seem to do that? Finding that particular menu screen a bit of a faff (on PS4 by the way). Am I missing something?

    Edited by andy10 at 08:31:41 06-04-2021
  • Tomo 6 Apr 2021 09:40:09 19,180 posts
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    The Thought Cabinet should look like this: https://cdn.gamer-network.net/2019/usgamer/disco-elysium-thought-cabinet.jpg/EG11/resize/656x-1/quality/70

    You spend a skill point to unlock one of the diamond slots on the left, then when your character gains a new thought (usually through conversations or some action), you can assign it to a slot.
  • andy10 6 Apr 2021 10:01:58 336 posts
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    Hm. It's the unlocking of the additional slots I'm struggling with. Will give it another go when I get back to the game - thanks.
  • Humperfunk 6 Apr 2021 13:16:19 8,532 posts
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    Yeah unlocking new slots is a good few minutes of battling against the controls, proper shite. But I can forgive that when the game itself is so good! Think I'm around 23 hours in now according to the PS5, one of those games where I'm just thinking about it all day at work.
  • MrWonderstuff 6 Apr 2021 18:21:25 3,569 posts
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    Your-Mother wrote:
    It's a quasi old school RPG minus combat plus point and click sensibilities crossed with beat poetry and Hunter S Thompson.
    Yea...um..no thanks.
  • Decks 7 Apr 2021 19:16:29 29,411 posts
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    Anyone tried the patch yet? Going to wait until the controls are working properly before properly starting it.
  • Humperfunk 7 Apr 2021 19:20:04 8,532 posts
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    I dont think mine has a patch installed, tbf I don't think I've closed the game since it launched!

    I think I am litetally at the end now, seems very end game. Have had to pause it for a while but hope I can polish off tonight...and then start again!
  • Decks 7 Apr 2021 19:29:37 29,411 posts
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    It definitely updated mine early.
  • MrZappa 7 Apr 2021 20:10:41 35 posts
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    @Decks I’ve just updated to patch 1.2 and movement definitely appears to be fixed for me on PS5.
  • mothercruncher 7 Apr 2021 20:15:45 19,126 posts
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    Yet to try it but 🤞
    Was about to bin it such is the megaclunk of the controls.
  • Humperfunk 7 Apr 2021 20:19:38 8,532 posts
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    Just read an article on the patch notes and sound very good. No spoilers but there is something late in the game linked to a side quest that you can't interact with which has stopped people getting the Platinum etc so very much hope that's fixed!
  • PazJohnMitch 7 Apr 2021 21:10:52 16,858 posts
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    Does patch improve the implementation of the thought cabinet? That I so fucking clunky.

    Pretty much finished day 1. (Just need to go to sleep).
  • Humperfunk 7 Apr 2021 21:46:36 8,532 posts
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    I've installed the patch, game has crashed twice and it hasn't fixed the really crucial to game thing I mentioned above. Have struggled to get out of a few rooms, one I was stuck in for a good five minutes.

    The thought cabinet seems better though...
  • Humperfunk 7 Apr 2021 22:59:21 8,532 posts
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    Finished it. Masterpiece in my eyes, anything with a strong story usually gets top marks from me and I was gripped from start to finish. So well written and had me laughing out loud on so many occasions. Fuckin marvellous.
  • Ultrasoundwave 7 Apr 2021 23:27:01 6,342 posts
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    I tried this twice on PC but got Steam refunds both times....I’m not a huge fan of point & click games (in fact, I fucking hate them) so only managed to get an hour or so in both times.

    I’m tempted to give it another chance on PS5....does it get less “point & clicky” later on?
  • Tomo 8 Apr 2021 00:15:12 19,180 posts
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    No...
  • mothercruncher 8 Apr 2021 08:16:16 19,126 posts
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    You’ve tried it twice and not liked it, third time will absolutely fix that though.
  • Trafford 8 Apr 2021 08:22:51 9,167 posts
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    It really isn't a Dance Dance game.
    Your disco mat peripheral has no use here.
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